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Patrick Mahomes opens as 2021 NFL MVP betting favorite; two other Chiefs listed

Divisional Round - Houston Texans v Kansas City Chiefs Photo by David Eulitt/Getty Images

Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes has opened as the 2021-2022 betting favorite for AP NFL MVP, according to our friends at BetOnline.ag.

Mahomes was the 2018-2019 winner, followed by Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson in 2019-2020 and Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers in 2020-2021. Mahomes received two of the 50 votes cast last year.

Here is the full listing for 2021-2022:

  • Patrick Mahomes 5/1
  • Aaron Rodgers 9/1
  • Josh Allen 10/1
  • Lamar Jackson, Matthew Stafford 14/1
  • Kyler Murray, Tom Brady 16/1
  • Dak Prescott 18/1
  • Deshaun Watson, Justin Herbert, Russell Wilson 22/1
  • Carson Wentz 25/1
  • Baker Mayfield, Joe Burrow, Ryan Tannehill 33/1
  • Derek Carr, Derrick Henry, Jalen Hurts, Matt Ryan 40/1
  • Cam Newton, Christian McCaffrey, Jameis Winston 50/1
  • Alvin Kamara, Ben Roethlisberger, Kirk Cousins, Trevor Lawrence, Tua Tagovailoa 66/1
  • Dalvin Cook, Daniel Jones, Jared Goff, Jimmy Garoppolo, Zach Wilson 80/1
  • Andy Dalton, Davante Adams, DeAndre Hopkins, Drew Lock, Ryan Fitzpatrick, Sam Darnold, Taysom Hill, Travis Kelce, Tyreek Hill 100/1
  • Justin Fields, Mac Jones, Stefon Diggs, Teddy Bridgewater, Trey Lance 150/1

Rapid reaction

A few items stand out on this list.

Besides Mahomes being the odds-on favorite ahead of the last two MVPs, two other Chiefs — tight end Travis Kelce and wide receiver Tyreek Hill — made the cut, sharing 100/1 odds with in-division quarterback Drew Lock of the Denver Broncos.

Another division rival in the Los Angeles Chargers’ Justin Herbert is listed at 22/1, in the same vein as Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson and Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson. Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr checked in at 40/1.

Poll

Who wins 2021-2022 AP NFL MVP?

This poll is closed

  • 72%
    Patrick Mahomes
    (719 votes)
  • 27%
    The field
    (269 votes)
988 votes total Vote Now